Cinema and Art for Animators
This course will provide an overview of avant-garde film, video, and installation, and their relation to animation. Students will be introduced to the major styles and themes of alternative and experimental moving image work from the past hundred years. Cinema and Art for Animators places emphasis on moving image work that is not usually included in a survey of mainstream cinema or film history. Topics covered in the class include the avant-garde and kitsch, surrealism, experimental film, abstract animation, video art, camp, and video installation. In addition to readings, lectures and viewing films, videos, and installations, students will produce several animation projects that respond to the works and themes studied during the quarter.